This piece was written for Disquiet Junto Project 0254: Fog and Steam – Step 1: Download these two samples: Fog Horn: freesound.org/people/schaarsen/sounds/69663/ Train Whistle: freesound.org/people/ecodios/sounds/119963/ Step 2: Create an original piece of music utilizing just those samples from Step 1.
When taking my seventeen month old granddaughter to the library we go under train tracks on the way. Sometimes we can hear a train coming from a distance so I pick up my pace so that we can see it as it arrives.
I decided to incorporate the sounds of the fog horn and distant train as instruments in Antanaclasis. Just as one can never step into the same stream twice, neither can one hear the sound of an approaching train the same as the similar sounds repeat.